Dec 11 2017

“I won’t take morality lessons from Erdoğan” – Israeli Prime Minister

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has hit back at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over the latter’s assertion that Israel was a “terror state”, Cumhuriyet newspaper said.

“I will not in any case take morality lessons from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan,” Netanyahu said. “I am not going to take morality lessons from a leader who bombs Kurdish villages and throws journalists in prison in his own country, helps Iran to undermine international sanctions and helps terrorists, including in Gaza, to kill innocent people.”

Erdoğan had called Israel a “terrorist state” in the aftermath of a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the country’s capital.

“Israel is a terrorist state,” he said on Sunday. “Look at how these terrorists drag around a 14-year-old child with its eyes covered.”